Axelrod: Trump will get a bump in polls from speech

"The FX market is going to be most reactive to anything in the address which seems to reverse what we were already thinking was in train", said Stephen Gallo, currency strategist at BMO Capital Markets in London, highlighting corporate tax reform, fiscal stimulus and a rollback of regulation as the policies investors had bet on.

Sarker Haque, a Muslim originally from Bangladesh who has lived in Queens for 30 years, was attacked in his store by a man who allegedly said he wanted to "kill Muslims".

Ahead of his signing of a revamped order, Trump said, "Those given the high honor of admission to the United States should support this country and love its people and its values".

When you watch President Trump's address to a joint session of Congress Tuesday night, be prepared to see lots of white jackets in the crowd.

As a result, the speech to Congress was billed by White House officials as a chance to reboot the administration.

He defended his first month in office and glossed over his mistakes.

"That is his political strategy and we must not allow him to get away with it. Trump, any murder is a tragedy".

Carryn Owens received a long standing ovation from lawmakers as she fought back tears. That is double the figure from a day earlier.

Reaction from representatives and senators largely broke along partisan lines, with Republicans cheering and applauding much of the speech, but there were moments when the Democratic side of the chamber joined in, including when Trump mentioned infrastructure spending and seeking new trade deals. But he told news anchors before his speech that he was open to legislation that could provide a pathway to legal status, and he told Congress he believed "real and positive immigration reform is possible". However, they will have heard little detail on how Mr Trump wants to overhaul Obamacare - an issue that has become a flashpoint across the country as voters worry about whether they will be able to afford its replacement.

"We now have a government unified around a simple, but important principle: Empowering the people-not Washington-is the way to build a better future for our country", he said.

Democrats said they expected Trump to make grandiose promises without laying out specific steps for achieving them, and to double down on steps they argue have harmed Americans since he took office.

  • Leroy Wright